Mary Catlin

Mary Catlin

Mary Catlin

Graduate Research Assistant

Legal Decision-Making, False Admissions of Guilt, Wrongful Convictions and Exonerees

Mary is currently a doctoral student in Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University working as a research assistant for Dr. Allison Redlich in the MODLIS Lab. Her research interests include exploring how social and cognitive factors influence victim (i.e., victims of crime and victims of the justice system itself) decision-making, with a special interest in victim recantation and exonerees. Her other interests include perceptions of Miranda waivers, Miranda decision-making, and false admissions of guilt. 

Selected Publications

Scherr, K. C., Normile, C. J., Luna, S., Redlich, A. D., Lawrence, M., Catlin, M. (2020). False admissions of guilt associated with wrongful convictions undermine people's perceptions of exonerees. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 26, 233-244. doi:10.1037/law0000238

Rezmer, B., Trager, L., Catlin, M., & Poole, D. A. (2020). Pause for effect: A 10-Second interview wait time give children time to respond to open-ended prompts. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. Advanced online publication. 

Catlin, M., Scherr, K.C., Barlett, C., Jacobs, E., & Normile, C. J. (2019). Bounded blame: The effects of victim-perpetrator relationship and victimization history on judgments of sexual violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advanced online publication.

Grants and Fellowships

Presidential Scholarship, Office of the Provost, George Mason University (2020)

Doctoral Summer Scholars Program, Central Michigan University (2019)

Student Research and Creative Endeavors Grant, ORGS, Central Michigan University (2018)

Education

M.S. in Applied Experimental Psychology, Central Michigan University

B.A. in Psychology, State University of New York at Potsdam

B.A. in Music, State University of New York at Potsdam

Recent Presentations

*Denotes undergraduate mentee

Catlin, M. (2020). The Stifled Voice: An Experimental Look into Recantation. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual exhibition at the Student Research & Creative Endeavors Exhibition, Central Michigan, MI, April 22, 2020.

 

*Wegenke, E. R., Kreis, J. T., Giles, A. R., Hirsch, N., Catlin, M., & Scherr, K. C. (2020). Mandatory Reporting: Protecting Victims or Maintaining the Status Quo? Poster presented at the annual conference at the American-Psychology Law Society, New Orleans, LA, March 5-7, 2020.

 

Catlin, M., Jacobs, E., Barlett, C., Normile, C. J., & Scherr, K. C. (2019). Victim-Perpetrator Relationship and Victimization Uniquely Influence Judgments of Sexual Assault. Poster presented at the annual conference at the American-Psychology Law Society, Portland, OR, March 14-17, 2019.

 

*Krell, S., Catlin, M., Vallano, J. P., Normile, C. J., & Scherr, K. C. (2019). An Exploration of Prototypical Sexual Assault Attribution Stability. Poster presented at the annual conference at the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR, March 14-17, 2019.

 

*Pigott, D., Catlin, M., Lawrence, M., Bettens, T., Benemann, H., Normile, C. J., & Scherr, K. C. (2019). Faith-in-Intuition and Perspective-Taking Uniquely Predict Judgments of Sexual Assault Victims. Poster presented at the annual conference at the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR, March 14-17, 2019.